Feedstuffs in Focus

Getting to Know AFIA's New President Constance Cullman, and Talking Turkey (and broilers and eggs) with Brian Earnest

Episode Summary

Constance Cullman, the new President of the American Feed Industry Association, sits down with Feedstuffs to discuss her vision for the industry, and IHS Markit analyst Brian Earnest shares his outlook for the boiler, egg and turkey markets.

Episode Notes

The feed, poultry and meat industries gather every January at the International Production and Processing Expo, what the organizers describe as “the world's largest annual poultry, feed, and meat technology exposition.” More than 32,000 attendees attended this year’s Expo in late January, discussing topics ranging from the global markets to animal disease outbreaks and international trade. One attendee – the new President and CEO of the American Feed Industry Association – was particularly interested in how those issues and discussions affect the nearly 700 domestic and international companies and organizations her association represents. 

In this episode we hear from Constance Cullman, AFIA’s new chief executive, to get her first impressions of the state of the industry just months into her tenure. We’ll also talk with Brian Earnest, a commodity analyst with IHS Markit, about the status of the poultry markets and his outlook for 2020.

This episode of Feedstuffs In Focus is sponsored by Hog Slat and Georgia Poultry. New for 2020, the Classic Pullet feed pan: Built to handle the most aggressive birds, the Classic Pullet features an anti-rotation clip, feed shut-off slide, and a shallow divided pan. Learn more at HogSlat.com